Renovation pays off - Practical Experience
Renovation pays off - Practical Experience

Renovation pays off!

Timo Viinamäki, Jalasjärvi, FI

Timo Viinamäki farm in Finland renovated his dairy cow cubicles with KRAIBURG WINGFLEX rubber covers and increased his milk yield Profile:
  • 200 dairy cows
  • elevated cubicles with WINGFLEX

 

renovated cubicles with KRAIBURG WINGFLEX cubicle mats at Timo Viinamäki farm, Finnland

After his old mats had been worn out, Timo chose WINGFLEX from KRAIBURG in 2009. It was important to him that the amount of work in the cow house kept manageable without his animals having to sacrifice comfort.

Now Timo has realized that after the installation of the mats – without having changed anything else – he produces approx. 3 % more milk.

Timo Viinamäki, Finland

With the higher milk yield from increased lying comfort, the lying mats paid themselves off within a short period of time.

WINGFLEX: for dairy cattle in elevated cubicles

WINGFLEX cubicle mat made of rubber for dairy cows

Andreas and Franz Schmucki, Münchwilen, CH 1)

Schmucki farm, Switzerland, renovated the walking areas in his dairy cow house with KRAIBURG KURA P rubber flooringsProfile:
  • 80 dairy cows
  • paved concrete walkways with KURA P

"We used to have walkways covered with mastic asphalt. It had become rough and the cows practically had no more claws. Back then KRAIBURG rubber mats were recommended to us.

Within one year we noticed considerable improvements in the claws. There was something there again for trimming.

This resulted in a significant increase in milk yield of about 300 kg per cow and year. We saw them mounting again.

We are very pleased. The cows stand well, some animals literally jump and the young animals run little "loose housing races". All in all the investment was profitable and we would do it again."

Schmucki farm, Switzerland

The claw health has strongly improved in a short period of time. Due to the distinctively increased milk yield the investment in KURA P has already amortized after 15 months.

InfoKURA P: for paved / concrete floors with scraper

KRAIBURG KURA P rubber flooring for renovation of walking alleys

Source: 1) Gummiwerk KRAIBURG: „10 Jahre KURA", 2012

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